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#1 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

....for yourself, husband and two young kids ( 4 & 6), for your 40th birthday?

a) 7 to 10 days in Port Douglas/ Daintree

b) 10-12 days Bangkok/ Phuket or Koh Samui

c) 7 days Fiji

d) Other- where?

#2 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:13 PM

Not Fiji as I am way too lefty for that.

I'd go Port Douglas personally.

#3 marnie27

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:21 PM

I'd choose Port Douglas too.

We took our kids to Phuket for 8 days in October. It was nice and we did what we wanted to, laze around the resort and pools but it wasn't really that exciting other than that. Though we had the plane ride home from hell and that may be clouding my judgement.

#4 andthethreebears

Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:08 AM


Failing that, Port Douglas - support the local economy  tthumbs.gif

#5 lozoodle

Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:30 AM

Port douglas without a doubt, i love it there and am dying to go back.

#6 AntiBourgeoisie

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:00 AM

QUOTE (Balzac @ 09/01/2013, 12:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not Fiji as I am way too lefty for that.

I'd go Port Douglas personally.

I'm sorry but I'm a bit confused.
How does a political belief in social equality impact on going to Fiji for holidays?

#7 No girls here

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:00 AM

Phuket.  We took our boys there when they were 3 and 5, and loved it.

#8 matt1972

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:21 AM

The only one of those places I have been to is Koh Samui and we loved it. It's a great quietish spot where you can either laze on the beach/by the pool or head into town and do something a bit more active.
My brother has been to Port Douglas about 6 times and loves it.

#9 matt1972

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:22 AM

QUOTE (AntiBourgeoisie @ 09/01/2013, 07:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sorry but I'm a bit confused.
How does a political belief in social equality impact on going to Fiji for holidays?

It might be because they are currently under the rule of a military dictator????

#10 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:36 AM

Fiji is nice, notwithstanding its dodgy politics......kids clubs and nannies have their charms! But port Douglas is a really nice family destination, there is a lot to do, and the Daintree is a really special place.....

#11 Dionysus

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:39 AM

We did a week in Port Douglas and Cairns last November for a wedding (with a 3 year old DD) and loved it.

Lots of things to do, and just beautiful scenery

That said, we are planning Phuket for my 40th this time next year  original.gif

#12 ComradeBob

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:01 AM

Definitely Port Douglas.

#13 eachschoolholidays

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:03 AM

Koh Samui is lovely!!

#14 baddmammajamma

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:17 AM

Port Douglas -- gorgeous, cool things to do, supporting local economy.

#15 cinnabubble

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:20 AM

Is there a non-beach option?

#16 Kay1

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:23 AM

Port Douglas is lovely. We went there last year with a 4 and 6 year old. But personally if it was my 40th I'd want to avail myself of some serious nanny/kids club facilities and for that reason I have to say Fiji all the way. Best of all worlds imo. Kids have a ball, we have great time together as a family and alone as a couple. Plus its way cheaper.

#17 i-candi

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:30 AM

I didn't think much of Fiji, Phuket was fun but really I would never take my kids there.

I'd much prefer Bali over Fiji or Phuket. waaaaa DH has just walked out the door to go on a trip to Bali, sniff sniff.

I've lived and visited much of Qld and FNQ so if it was an Australian destination I'd choose Darwin. We loved living in Darwin, Broom was OK and unless it's changed there really isn't much to see, you just sit on the beach all day and I don't like sitting in the sun on the sand.

It's my 40th this year and last night I decided to go away for the weekend with friends. Just a tiny tourist spot with nothing to do and it will be cold so no swimming.

#18 lclb

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:33 AM

Fiji, because you can have the best of both worlds.

You can spend time with the kids and because of the great kids clubs and nannies you can go to the spa, spend time alone with DH and have a lovely adults only meal.

#19 ~polly~

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:35 AM

Port Douglas

#20 Nanaimo Girl

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:54 AM

I'd go somewhere else like Hawaii or Disneyland.

I guess it depends on what type of holiday you feel up to. Where is your gut instinct telling you to go?

#21 ck2802

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:02 AM

QUOTE (Nanaimo Girl @ 09/01/2013, 08:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd go somewhere else like Hawaii or Disneyland.

I guess it depends on what type of holiday you feel up to. Where is your gut instinct telling you to go?

This. We are going to Hawaii & Disneyland next month for my 40th. With the dollar so high it's a great time to travel to the US.
I've been to Fiji & it didn't do much for me. This will be our second trip to Hawaii & 3rd to LA - we love it. There is something for everyone.

#22 JRA

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

QUOTE (AntiBourgeoisie @ 09/01/2013, 06:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sorry but I'm a bit confused.
How does a political belief in social equality impact on going to Fiji for holidays?

We love fiji, but we too would struggle going there at the moment for political reasons.

I must admit I love Port Douglas.

I hate Bali.

#23 Lyn29

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:50 AM


Edited by bye, 29 March 2013 - 02:59 PM.

#24 Apageintime

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

I'd go somewhere else, as a PP suggested, Hawaii would be nice

otherwise Malaysia or Vietnam.

Out of your choices though Port Douglas. Only because I wasn't fond of Thailand and I won't travel to countries with military rule.

#25 solongsuckers

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

Port Douglas

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